• wading-diving neandertals

    From littoral.homo@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 28 04:59:39 2020
    "Neandertals on the beach:
    Use of marine resources at Grotta dei Moscerini (Latium, Italy)"
    P Villa cs 2020 PLoS
    doi org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226690

    "Last Interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers"
    J Zilhão 2020 Science 367:eaaz7943
    doi 10.1126/science.aaz7943

    These recent papers on frequently-diving neandertals are confirming what we already knew on biological grounds >30 years ago, e.g.

    "The aquatic ape theory:
    Evidence and a possible scenario"
    M Verhaegen 1985 Med Hypoth 16:17-32

    "Pachyosteosclerosis suggests archaic Homo frequently collected sessile littoral foods"
    M Verhaegen & S Munro 2011
    J compar hum Biol 62:237-247

    "Pachyosteosclerosis in archaic Homo:
    Heavy skulls for diving, heavy legs for wading?"
    S Munro & M Verhaegen 2011 p.82-105 in
    "Was Man More Aquatic in the Past?
    Fifty Years after Alister Hardy"
    M Vaneechoutte cs eds 2011 eBook Bentham Sci Publ

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